Gold prices settled above 1620 USD/troy an ounce – in Europe, as traders sought to caution the Greek pre-election early next week that may put an end to the membership of Athens in the European monetary union.
Spot gold rose 0.1% to 1623.50 dollars per ounce by the time 0936 GMT, while the U.S. has stepped up gold for August delivery 4.8 to $ 1624.40 dollars an ounce.
And gold on his way to a height of about 2% this week, as found good support after a series of weak U.S. data, also fueled speculation that the crisis in the euro area may impair the modern American all procedures monetary easing by the Federal Reserve (Fed).
Among other precious metals, the price of silver in online transactions 0.2% to 28.66 dollars an ounce.
Price of platinum has never seen little changed at 1486.24 USD/troy an ounce, while palladium rose 0.3% to 631.47 dollars an ounce.